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John Petters Gatsby Five

A must for your Corporate Event, Gatsby Night, Prohibition Party, Private Function.

Available as a three, four, five or six piece band plus dancers.

The Great Gatsby movie has generated a huge interest in the 1920s. Sadly the film got the music all wrong!

 

The 20s was the jazz age. The music was hot and it was dance music.

The Charleston, the Blackbottom, The Shimmy.....

Here are two of the Jiveswing.com dancers demonstrating the Charleston.

 

The sensational John Petters Gatsby Five knows this music inside out and is without doubt the hottest and most exciting Gatsby style band on the scene today.

Using virtuose musicians, powered by the driving, charleston beat of the leader.

Here's what the critics say:

The Mississippi Rag (USA)
" England's finest Traditional Jazz Drummer."

The Stage
"John Petters is a solid and showy drummer..... and a humourous, fluent compere of the proceedings, as well as a useful singer"

It is all about quality and experience!

John Petters is an expert in the music of the period, having toured and recorded with two of the original legends of jazz, Wild Bill Davison & Art Hodes.

These two stars worked in Capone controlled Speakeasies in Chicago and were under orders to keep playing if somebody got shot.

Below: John Petters on stage with Wild Bill Davison

Here's what Art Hodes gave John at the conclusion of the tour

Can you afford to risk the success your special event by booking a sub-standard band?

Major names in jazz including Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Humphrey Lyttelton, George Chisholm OBE, Georgie Fame and Lonnie Donegan have all worked with John Petters over the years.

He has over thirty CD albums, including three on the New Orleans based 'Jazzology' label

.John is an acknowledged expert historian and writer on Jazz, having appeared on the BBC4 documentary, Trad Jazz Britannia in 2013.

Call 01406 365 731

(+44) (1) 406 365731 from outside the UK

or e-mail tjpost@traditional-jazz.com

 

 

Ticket info - call 800-555-1212

See a video of the Sensational John Petters Gatsby Five

and this video with original American jazz legends, Wild Bill Davison & Art Hodes from the Legends of American Dixieland tour